Arhaven House Concerts is hosted by
Joe and Bev Angel. We are located just east of Austin, Texas, about
halfway between Austin Bergstrom Airport and Bastrop. House concerts
are on Sunday afternoons. Contact us for more information using the
form at the bottom of the page.
The Songs Of
June 14, 2015
At the home of Joe and Bev Angel
Doors open: 2:30 PM, Concert begins: 3:00PM
Steven Fromholz (1945 – 2014) was a Texas treasure. He was a singer/songwriter, the Texas Poet Laureate in 2007, a white-water rafting guide (he was once named among America's top 10 by Paddler magazine), a playwright, an actor, a singing cowboy, and a trail-riding guide. In 1969, Fromholz and Dan McCrimmon, working under the name Frummox, released Here to There, which, along with albums by Jerry Jeff Walker and Michael Martin Murphy, is widely considered to have birthed the Outlaw Country movement of the ’70s. His songs were recorded by Willie Nelson (I’d Have to be Crazy), Lyle Lovett (Bears and Texas Trilogy) John Denver, Hoyt Axton, Jerry Jeff Walker, and others. Fromholz was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame in March, 2003.
Songs of Steven Fromholz is
a presentation for those who were deeply touched by this acclaimed
Texas songwriter over the course of his long career. The depth and
breadth of Fromholz’s songs is best appreciated intimately in this pure
listening environment. The Almost Brothers (Larry Nye, Craig Toungate, and Fletcher Clark), who recorded
with Steven and provided back-up for scores of his special appearances
and events, offer this show for select occasions because of a shared and
sincere belief that the music of this amazing songwriter should not
languish. There are only a few of Steven's songs which others regularly
perform - largely because his songs go way beyond the customary
three-chord folk tune. Even his great hit I'd Have to Be Crazy (made platinum by Willie Nelson) is rarely presented in its original form. And the lyrics and emotion of Steven's immortal Texas Trilogy (thought by many to be the best song ever about Texas) are simply beyond the grasp of most singers. The Man with the Big Hat, Bears, Dear Darcie and
a dozen others were staples of his sets. Then there are the other
eighty or so brilliant songs that none but these long-time sidemen
Arhaven House Concerts is a handicap accessible, smoke free, alcohol
free, dog and cat free house concert series located just off Highway 71 half-way between
Austin and Bastrop. Well-behaved youngsters ages 13 and over are
welcome. Coffee and lemonade will be provided as well as a snack during
the break between sets. Attendance is by invitation only and RSVPs are required and are on a first come, first served basis.
A suggested donation of $15/person is requested in advance to hold your reservation. Suggested donation at the door is $20/person. If you need to cancel, give us at least a 48-hour notice and we will
refund your money. 100% of the proceeds go to the performer. The street address of Arhaven House will be sent to those with confirmed reservations.
circle will be held after the concert. All musicians are invited to
bring their instruments and join in the song circle and everyone else is
invited to stay and watch. We will provide a light dinner at no charge
to all who choose to stay for the song circle. You may bring beer and
wine to enjoy during the song circle.